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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
witch hazel 'Rubin'
Hamamelis japonica 'Rubin'
Hamamelis are deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate or rounded leaves, sometimes colouring well in autumn, and fragrant yellow to red flowers with 4 narrow petals, borne on the leafless branches in late winter and early spring, or in autumn
'Rubin' is an upright, rounded deciduous shrub or small tree with broadly oval, wrinkled green leaves that turn shades of yellow and orange in autumn. Slightly scented, ruby-red flowers with narrow, crimped petals are borne on bare branches in late winter and early spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in an open but unexposed site. Will tolerate deep, humus-rich soils over chalk. See hamamelis cultivation for further information
Propagate by grafting in late winter. Budding can be carried out in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally trouble free
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